A feature length program of highlights of the best Canadian horror and sci-fi digital programming.
THE FOREST (Dir. Éric Falardeau) (5:10 mins) music video
MY TAKE: Love the cut and paste stop motion type animation. Very cool music video, and also old school.
ALL THE RIGHT THINGS IN THE RIGHT PLACES (Dir. Peter Sacco) (3:48 mins) music video
MY TAKE: The Spoons bring us another music video! I was hoping since seeing last year's music video at BITS. Loving all the crazy alien and UFO imagery they combine with 80sesque moments.
PALLIDUS (Dir. Chelsea Jade McEvoy) (15:00 mins) web series
MY TAKE: Lovely space flight visuals and I really dig the colour palette chosen for both the set and the lighting.
ESLUNA: THE FIRST MONOLITH (Dir. Denver Jackson) (9:43 mins) web series
MY TAKE: Another animated entry in the style of anime and similar graphic novels -- very "basic", but it work really, really well.
ZAHARA (Dir. Katarzyna Kochany) (9:04 mins) web series
MY TAKE: Vampires vs. Witches! Very popular right now, so how can you miss?
AGE OF THE LIVING DEAD (Dir. Paul Tanter) (45:00 mins) TV series
MY TAKE: This one definitely has a bigger budget. A fun take on a Vampire vs. Humans cold war.
A feature length program of our darkest, creepiest and weirdest films at Blood in the Snow.
THE VISITOR (Dir. Keith Robertson) (1:00 min)
MY TAKE: Super quick horror jolt!
DAY BREAK (Dir. Louisa Phung) (1:00 min)
MY TAKE: Another quick one -- nightmares and dreams...a door opens...dread is built.
MAMA'S HOME (Dir. Robert Cuffley) (3:00 mins)
MY TAKE: A busy mom meets The Grudge, to the detriment of her young daughter.
TRIM (Dir. Mayumi Yoshida) (5:02 mins)
MY TAKE: I really love the father's devotion towards his blind son, but boy, does he take things to extremes!
WEIRDO (Dir. Ashlea Wessel) (7:30 mins)
MY TAKE: Is Weirdo the main character or the short film itself? Cuz it sure is weird...which is exactly the point.
MISHA (Dir. Andrew Jeffrey) (8:15 mins)
MY TAKE: A great idea--a whole new level of witch hunt. This is a beautifully crafted short.
MORBUS (Dir. Kerim Banka) (9:38 mins)
MY TAKE: A super gross (excellent makeup and FX) infection meets the whole accident scene in the middle of nowhere, at night, in the woods.
UNBORN (Dir. Keith Robertson) (8:00 mins)
MY TAKE: Is it a doll, or is it a real child? Is this woman a murderer or just protecting herself from a possessed doll? You be the judge.
EXPECTING (Dir. Ryan Couldrey) (7:30 mins)
MY TAKE: Taking the fears of people trying IVF and turning it on its head. What some won't do to become parents...
FROM THE DARK (Dir. Matthew Van Ginkel) (5:40 mins)
MY TAKE: The monster is not in the closet!
MOURN (Dir. Joanna Tsanis) (11:03 mins)
MY TAKE: A husband returns to his wife from the dead...but is it to reunite in the afterlife, or to send her to hell?
FADE (Dirs. Jamie Knox, Chris Whelan) (9:10 mins)
MY TAKE: An abused woman's scars and bruises will only fade once her abuser is properly dealt with.
SANG JAUNE (YELLOW BLOOD) (Dir. Julie Roy) (6:14 mins)
MY TAKE: Is it aliens causing strange happenings to a woman who claims to have an ultra ordinary life?
DAMA BRANCA (Dir. Panta Mosleh) (4:45 mins)
MY TAKE: A fun and fast film about a ghost who "infects" and passes herself on through possession.
ESCAPE THE NIGHT (Dirs. Alex Lee Williams, Jay Drackulic) (5:46 mins)
MY TAKE: Woo hoo! An apocalyptic zombie pandemic film with explosions, practical chainsaw FX, fire stunts...what more could you want?